Seventeen Metro Detroit cities will ultimately have a home on a conference room wall when this project comes to completion. Some of the cities on the list, like Birmingham, have extra special meaning for the client. The current offices for United Shore Financial Services are in Birmingham, the business started here. Rapid growth has them overflowing their current office space and so to solve this problem, they have purchased a 5 story office building in Troy.
Because Birmingham is their original home, I wanted to be sure to represent Birmingham in the best possible light. The above image was captured just after sunset to take advantage of the blue hour. Eventually, the Birmingham room was moved to one of the larger conference rooms requiring a multi-image panorama.
And yes, I'm standing in the street again, it was simply the best vantage point for this photograph. This is a three image panorama, with each image captured as a long exposure to create the light trails.
A few more from Birmingham....
I went with everyone's favorite, Buddy's Pizza, in Dearborn.....
At this time of year, an interesting sky can be hard to come by in Michigan. My day in Pontiac was one of the few days during this project when the sky was willing to help me out a bit.
Chief Pontiac sculpture on the 30 North Building | Downtown Pontiac
While in Pontiac, I just had to capture this beautiful piece by American Sculptor Marshall Fredericks. His work can be found all over Michigan including his JFK sculpture in downtown Mt. Clemens and the iconic Spirit of Detroit in downtown Detroit.
The Old County Building and JFK Sculpture by Marshall Fredericks | Downtown Mt. Clemens
Spirit of Detroit by American Sculptor Marshall Fredericks | Downtown Detroit
Only two cities to go....Rochester and Detroit up next......